a month ago
Not one for hot weather days but well worth seeing. The climb up to the monastery is not difficult, around 10 minutes for reasonably fit individuals, perhaps 20 minutes if one stops for photo taking and the odd breather. But I would not recommend it for a summer excursion unless one does it in the early morning or late afternoon. Being accompanied by the gilded statues and occasional monkey keeps things interesting. Great views at the top and the monastery compound is lovely.
18 days ago
The quirkiest temple I visited. Can be tricky to find your way. Same road as the Ikea and down a little alley way at the end of the road. There are no obvious sign posts. You'll know you're in the right place when you see the gold statues. There are a lot of stairs to climb but the entire staircase is lined with the most fantastic statues. Every one is worth viewing. And there are little bus stop seats along the way so you can take a break or two. There are several exquisite temples and the views are great at the top.
2 days ago
Wonderful half-day trip while visiting Hong Kong. Fun place, sort of a quirky monastery. Is a bit of a climb, but with Buddha's lining the walkway. And you might see monkeys (I saw one). Easy to get to by train... and a bit of the city you might not otherwise see.
A nice climb up the hillside to the temple at the top. The climb is adorned with golden statues all the way up and suprisingly no monkeys. Walkable distance from Sha tin station.
10 days ago
Cool monastery, you can see monkeys here. Be careful not to take the wrong enterance! (Follow google maps!)